Senate OKs LePage’s game chief, workers’ comp director

The Associated Press
Posted March 01, 2011, at 12:09 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate has confirmed Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to head the state fish and game department and workers’ compensation board.

Senators voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Chandler Woodcock of Farmington as commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Woodcock is a former state senator who ran unsuccessfully for governor as the Republican candidate in 2006.
The Senate also voted 34-0 to confirm Paul Sighinolfi of Brewer as executive director of the state workers’ compensation board. Republican Sen. Christopher Rector of Thomaston said Sighinolfi is well-qualified for the post, saying he “literally wrote the book we use as the gospel for workers’ compensation in Maine.”
Both of LePage’s nominees also won unanimous committee support.

The Maine Senate has confirmed Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to head the state fish and game department and workers’ compensation board.Senators voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Chandler Woodcock of Farmington as commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Woodcock is a former state senator who ran unsuccessfully for governor as the Republican candidate in 2006.The Senate also voted 34-0 to confirm Paul Sighinolfi of Brewer as executive director of the state workers’ compensation board. Republican Sen. Christopher Rector of Thomaston said Sighinolfi is well-qualified for the post, saying he “literally wrote the book we use as the gospel for workers’ compensation in Maine.”  Both of LePage’s nominees also won unanimous committee support.

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